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learning about efforts to d the flames "anne fire crews at the scene of an overnight blaze on the peninsula. what we're learning about efforts to douse the flames. >> and we are about to find out a lot more about the issue that led to some of the problems on the new span of the bay bridge. the governor calling for an independent investigatio into the state agency in charge. >> get ready for a heat wave coming up. we'll talk about that coming up. >> speeds look better through antioch and they are picking up overnight roadwork in the eastbound lanes. we'll have more on your morning commute coming up. good morning. it's thursday, may 30. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 it your time. we go to developing news in san mateo right now. firefighters are on the scene of a house fire on view ridge drive. these are live pictures. you can see the fire trucks still out there.
the fire broke out shortly at 12:30 a.m. crews were able to knock down the flames and they are mopping up right now. this was a one-alarm fire. the home was under construction so no one was home at the time of the fire. a man was struck on the caltrain tracks in san francisco overnight just before midnight. a northbound train hit a pedestrian at mission bay drive. he is now at a hospital and the extent of his injuries is unknown. about 50 people were on board at the time of the accident. none of them was hurt. more scrutiny coming from caltrans. the governor has ordered an independent review of the agency and it's all happening as caltrans deals with those breaking bolts on the new span of the bay bridge. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is on treasure island with more on these new developments this morning. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, we have been talking about these problems for months now. a lot of us are wondering how could this happen? how could we understand up with broken bolts and bad welds? all of that is sure to be part
of this large-scale investigation that's about to begin. it's going to cost $270,000 to take a close look inside caltrans' operations. now, this is all going on as caltrans is scrambling to fix several problems that have cropped up with the bridge. engineers now crafting a large steel saddle to do the work of 32 bolts that snapped in march. we don't know when they are going to have finished with that fix. governor brown called for this investigation which is going to be done by an outside research group from wisconsin. but brown says that this was in the works even before all of these bay bridge issues emerged. >> it's a good time to take a fresh look see what gives. >> caltrans clearly needs an independent review. so the issues around the bridge are symptomatic of a much larger problem and a large insular institution. >> reporter: that steel saddle fix will cost $10 million.
the bridge is way over budget at $6.4 billion. one of the things that will no doubt encourage this investigation to begin is the fact that a lot of the problems of the bay bridge have come out in the media. a lot of the members of the metropolitan transportation commission have been frustrated that caltrans didn't come to them first admitting some of these problems. they read about it in the newspaper and saw it on tv. live on treasure island, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> the final deadline for deciding whether the bridge will open on labor day weekend is july 10. a crime emergency declaration seems to be working in east palo alto. since it was implemented last week, 27 people have been arrested. police say at least 10 of them are known norteno gang members. chief davis says the emergency declaration has put more officers on the street but at a community meeting last night several shooting victims were asking why their cases have gone unsolved. >> why hasn't the person who shot me and my husband been
caught or in jail? you say you know or have an idea who it was. but still, there's no arrest. >> the chief says there needs to be more cooperation from the community to gather evidence. he plans to provide updates to family members unsolved murders. the pd also wants to host an antigang summit and to do more in mentoring at-risk youth. a car chase ended with a deadly shooting spree in oakland by the oakland police that started with a tip that three men inside a car on 90th and police department were armed around 2:00 yesterday. police chased the car to 77th and bancroft. police say the three suspects got out, ran in different directions. about a block away an officer found one of them who was armed, shot him several times killing him. police found a stolen gun at the scene. the two other men were arrested. east bay city of alameda will have a new police chief starting this saturday. he will serve as the interim
chief after michael noonan steps down. it is 5:04. let's get another check on the weather. i'm happy to talk to you today because -- for the first time in weeks, it's going to be warm. >> you have been ignoring me forever. >> never. >> now that we have the nice weather coming, yeah, we are going to see great weather coming up. maybe hot for some people as these temperatures are going to soar. a little mini heat wave in our direction today starting to warm things up. looking good out over the bay right now. lots of sunshine there although we still have patchy fog especially toward the coastline. that is going to break up. we are going to see plenty of sun even toward the coast. 40s and mid-50s. by the afternoon that ridge of high pressure now building in. that is really going to warm things up as that ridge builds overhead today and the next couple of days eventually getting that offshore wind going and these temperatures going to soar. today we are moving to the mid- to upper 80s as we head in toward the afternoon. a lot of 70s around the bay.
you will see 60s at the coastline. 90s in the not too distant future. we'll talk about that coming up. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> reporter: thanks, lawrence. east bay travel times on the screen 580 the eastshore freeway, nimitz, all look good at this hour. so we're watching that 580 ride. usually right around this time we see brake lights out of tracy. mass transit everything is on time. caltrain accident happened on the tracks, everything is cleared since about 12:30 this morning. no delay for the morning caltrain rice. bart, muni, caltrain and ace also on time. heads up, one right lane blocked eastbound 4 from somersville to 80. it looks better on our sensors so definitely not as slow as it was just about a half hour ago. and out towards the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights. they have been turning them on just before 6:00 lately. so right now you can beat the rush heading into san francisco. that is traffic.
back to you guys. >> thank you. the syrian government has reportedly received its first shipment of russian air defense missiles. the syrian president is quoted by hezbollah tv in lebanon announcing the delivery. it comes just days after the european union lifted an arms embargo that would allow countries to send weapons to rebels fighting the assad government. israel has already bombed syria. iraq says at least 13 people are dead and dozens of others wounded after bombings today in baghdad and mosul. it's the latest bloodshed in the recent rash of violence in the country and the worst since the u.s. military withdrawal in 2011. there is no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks. 5:07. army sergeant robert bales is expected to plead guilty to charges he murdered 16 afghan villagers last year. cbs news has learned bales will enter the plea next week to
avoid the death penalty. prosecutors say bales snuck off his base in march of last year and attacked two nearby villages. 16 people were shot or stabbed. his attorney says it's as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder. two letters laced with ricin were sent, one to new york mayor michael bloomberg intercepted on friday, the other sent to his gun control lobbying group in washington, d.c. >> the letter reached to our antigun efforts but there's 12,000 people are going to get killed this year with guns and 19,000 are going to commit suicide with guns. and we're not going to walk away from those efforts. >> sources told cbs news the envelopes had louisiana postmarks and police say the people who initially came in contact with the letters showed no symptoms of exposure to the
poison. the three officers who examined the letters experienced minor symptoms. president obama is expected to nominate former deputy attorney general james comey for director of the fbi. comey was the number 2 man in the justice department under president george w. bush. if confirmed by the senate, comey would replace robert mueller for 12 years. walnut creek is searching for a suspect who tried to rob a shopper near nordstrom's downtown looking for this man here. they say he tried to steal a woman's purse in a parking garage on broadway plaza. the suspect ran off without the purse after another shopper interrupted the theft. the woman wasn't injured. court set for today for the suspect in a san francisco murder. ben tie luke is accused of killing five people in a home in march of last year. investigators have released few details about the crime referring to the weapon only as a blunt instrument. a date for a preliminary hearing is expected to be set
during today's court session. and today the san jose police department will hold a ceremony to honor officers killed in the line of duty. the memorial and flag ceremony is an annual event starting at 10 a.m. in front of the police admin building. mayor chuck reed will be on hand along with fallen relatives of fallen san jose police officers. time now 5:10. coming up, can you spell bummer? >> yeah. a bay area gets knocked out of the national spelling bee even though she spelled everything correctly. also ahead -- >> just a small letter can make a huge difference. >> twins on a mission. the letter writing campaign that's having an impact halfway around the world. >> but first, we have an ostrich and it's on the loose! the traffic trouble the bird caused right after the break. stay right there. >> closed captioning brought to you by:
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it gets hit by a motorcycle gets up and moves on in the wrong these a traffic hazard you don't expect, an ostrich roaching free in southeast china gets hit by a motorcycle but moves on into the wrong direction hitting two cars head on not fazed keeps running. they caught it, which was not hurt by the way. nobody knows where the bird came from. but it's prancing around and -- >> i would imagine it would be
difficult to catch though because they are fast. >> they are. >> fast runners. >> they are pretty quick. they don't fly, i don't think. >> no. we don't have ostrich around here. we have turkeys, though. >> we have had turkeys. i don't know we don't have a little ostrich icon. we have one for cows, though. golden gate bridge they cleared the overnight roadwork so now they have four southbound lanes getting into san francisco. a lovely traffic shot this morning. and two in the northbound direction. towards 880 in the east bay, it looks like they have picked up the overnight roadwork. they had three lanes blocked in one direction and one lane blocked in the other direction into san leandro from oakland. so yeah, everything is picked up. so it looks good as you pass the oakland coliseum and oakland airport. let's go to our maps. westbound 580 just beginning to see some slowdowns now coming through tracy and the altamont pass. the drive time is good, 21 minutes between the altamont
pass and the dublin interchange. once you get past that north livermore avenue we see things break up and it looks good all the way towards dublin. westbound 237 for silicon valley commuters this is what it looks like coming around the bend leaving milpitas heading towards sunnyvale. the south bay looks good at this hour. we had one earlier crash we were watching close to gilroy outlets northbound 101 approaching leadsly. it was cleared to the right shoulder. a pickup hit the rail. 101 good into morgan hill and san jose. east bay drive times still in the green including through berkeley down the eastshore freeway. bart, muni, caltrain and ace are on time. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> get ready for the heat. we have some hot weather coming our way as high pressure will be building in. today not real hot but we'll start to warm those temperatures up outside as high pressure builds in overhead. now we have patchy fog along the coast and a few patches
inside the bay but otherwise, mostly clear skies inland. i think by the afternoon mostly sunny to the coastline a little breezy at the beaches. 60s, 70s and 80s, valley temperatures warming up because high pressure is building in and that lidge will settle in over the next couple of days and crank up an offshore wind sending temperatures soaring toward tomorrow. today we will start to warm up. tomorrow the heat wave hits and continues into the weekend. computer models showing you a couple of patches of fog early on. through the morning those are long gone and probably won't see much of that through sunday or so and then it will return. after that, though, cooling weather toward next week. in the meantime, these temperatures heating up outside. if you like heat, you'll like the next few days. 89 in fresno, 87 in sacramento. about 64 degrees and still breezy into monterey bay today. around our bay we'll see some 80s at morgan hill, 77 san
jose, 76 mountain view, 73 union city. mid-80s in places like antioch, brentwood, 83 pleasanton, inside the bay breezy 66 in san francisco and nice 73 and sunny in oakland and 76 degrees in novato. looks like if you are heading out to the park it will be cool at times breezy also temperatures in the mid-60s. looks like we are going to see some fine weather the next few days. those temperatures getting hot as we head toward friday and saturday. but looks like we'll cool down along the coast, at least, by sunday. >> wow. >> should be a beautiful weekend. >> thank you. two richmond city council members have a unique proposal for a legal settlement with chevron. the proposal stems from last summer's refinery fire that sent 15,000 people to the hospital. two councilmembers wants money set aside for scholarships to send local high school students to college. some question whether the money
could be better spent closing the city's budget gap. a big win for an 8th grader from san ramon. 13-year-old andre bantug is the only bay area student left standing in the scripps national spelling bee. she advanced this today's final round after spelling two words correctly. 13-year-old [ non-english language ] from cupertino caught a rather tough break. she was spot on, on stage, spelled every word correctly but didn't advance to the semifinals. apparently she didn't fare so well on the oral and written tests. >> too bad. but we have one bay area kid still in there. it's amazing what can happen when two 9-year-olds put their heads together. these are sharp twins. they are from san ramon who started a letter-writing campaign for soldiers in the middle east. but these guys took it up a notch and got their school involved, as well. montevideo elementary school in san ramon this week's "cool
school." >> reporter: 9-year-old san ramon brothers will and evan are old school. no need for computers for these twins. they write and mail off their letters one at a time. >> just a small letter can make a huge difference to the soldiers. >> reporter: and that soldier is their uncle sergeant tim cole who is aboard an army supply ship in the persian gulf. after the boys received in return some postcards from kuwait, not to mention some cool operation iraqi freedom backpacks, they kept writing. but little did they know the impact they were having on their uncle and his 30 shipmates. >> soldiers on his ship don't get that many letters and that when they do get a letter, they share them all. >> it's not just a letter. it's not just a piece of paper. it's a piece of home that you send. >> reporter: so the boys got an idea. all right whose idea was it? >> both of ours. >> reporter: if a few letters made such an impact, what would 100-plus do? so the twins recruited their
cub scout pack and the entire third grade class at school. by christmas they had shipped out 131 personal letters to the middle east. >> makes me feel proud. >> reporter: why? >> they will keep it forever and remember that. >> reporter: their newfound soldier friends have sent back two american flags, one for the cub scout pack and the other went to the montevideo elementary which came complete with an honor guard last week. as for future letters -- >> dear tim, we just got finished being interviewed by frank. it was cool. last weekend we went to an as game versus the royals. i was cheering for the as. >> the flag ceremony happened just one week ago. i hope you can come back soon. love, evan. >> i'm very amazed and proud. >> she should be proud. just happened. they talked about it sent a couple of letters to their uncle and mom got involved a little bit and pushed them a little bit and before you know it they have 130 letters and they love it. >> and as you said they had no idea what the impact was going
to be. >> just a couple of letters started the whole thing. they got two flags, one at the cub scout pack and they have an overnighter and will raise that this weekend and the other flag has already been at the school and will be on display there with a nice letter of commemoration from the guys on the ship. >> great. they are doing something wonderful. >> we want to know what's cool about your school. submit your nomination at our website at kpix.com/coolschool and we may come out and feature your school on our show. 5:21 right now. coming up, how costly were the giants' three errors as thosed the as? >> not a lot of highlights there for the giants. plus delayed start. the sudden storm that made a texas field unplayable. that and much more coming up. >> as of now, the countdown to labor day is still on. we're watching and keeping you updated on the progress at the new bay bridge. olivia. thank so you can make a payment from your cell to almost anyone's phone or email.
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nice start. more coming up. a surprise storm caught a major league baseball grounds crew off guard yesterday at the texas rangers stadium in arlington as the visit arizona diamondbacks took batting practice. as you can see, the heavy rain and the strong wind made it difficult for the crew to lay down that protective tarp. as fans hope for a series sweep. >> they won the first three. giants having a tough time to beat the team from across the bay and last night they were at at&t after losing two games. the as and giants met at their own ballpark last night at at&t park. giants are thre costly errors. as won 9-6. they will play again at at&t park. a matinee today at 1:00. play of the day from the under 21 soccer match. the united states and france.
the french captain, look at that the back heel free kick. boom! it's from the back of his heel. that's amazing off the free kick and into the goal for our play of the day. >> if you blink you missed. >> france won, by the way. >> okay. >> 4-1. 5:26. a lawsuit against penn state. >> illegal immigrants closer to getting driver's licenses in california. what will it mean for everyone on the road? >> reporter: and i'm live in san mateo where an overnight fire damaged a home and flames could be spotted about a quarter mile away. we'll tell you the challenge that fire crews had to face. ,,
is we're going to need a little more time. >> more questions than answers about the opening of the new bay bridge. >> it is going to cost about $270,000 to take a close look inside caltrans' operations. >> it's a good time to take a fresh look to see what gives. >> changing the rules of the road for millions of california drivers. >> giving undocumented immigrants the legal right to drive. >> if it becomes law, then all these unlicensed drivers will finally get the training that they need. >> feel threatened. >> threatening letters sent to new york mayor michael bloomberg have tested positive for the poison ricin. >> the fbi is conducting a joint investigation with the new york police department to find out who sent the letters. >> from across the bay -- >> if a small letter can make a huge difference -- >> -- to around the world, the stories that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's
thursday, may 30. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 now. fire crews are keeping an eye on a house fire in san mateo right now. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is live with the challenge crews face putting those flames out. >> reporter: i'm told this house is under construction and that was probably the biggest challenge that they had to face in trying to get to the actual fire. let me show you, you can see the damage just right behind me. we know that arson investigators were here earlier and are expected to be back again in just a few hours to continue their investigation into what caused this fire. now, we know it happened around 12:40 this morning on the 900 block of view ridge drive. san mateo fire says it was a neighbor nearly a quarter mile away who first spotted the flames. no one was injured. this house was under construction. however, it was the type of construction that proved to be the biggest challenge for firefighters. fire crews were able to put out the flames quickly but it was
the material in the roof that set them back initially. i'm told this is a multilayer roof with wooden shingles covered in metal and that created a void space that was hard for firefighters to get to. now, as far as damage is concerned, you can take a look here. you're looking live, this is a trilevel home and most of the damage seems to be focused here on the upper level. at this point, what i do know is that the cause of the fire is still under investigation. firefighters couldn't comment if this was a suspicious fire but we know they are hanging around. they are actually rotating crews because of the stubborn nature of the fire. they want to make sure that no hot spots flare up again. we are live in san mateo, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> thank you. a pedestrian is hospitalized this morning after being struck by a train. he was hit by a northbound caltrain just before midnight at san francisco's mission bay drive. no information about his injuries this morning. about 50 people were on the train at the time. a hayward teenager recovering after being hit by a
car while riding one of these. it's a type of two-wheeled skateboard called a castor board. it happened on indian hills driver yesterday in antioch. police say it appears the teen ran a stop sign. governor brown has now ordered an independent outside review of caltrans. the review by a wisconsin-based group will cost more than a quarter of a million dollars. officials at caltrans have been trying to explain a series of problems with the new eastern span of the bay bridge. 32 bolts have been broken and there are still questions about whether there are more bad bolts and why they were installed in the first place. >> confidence in caltrans something that's completely eroded at this point. we want to reestablish that. >> if anything, i think that what came out of the presentation today is probably more questions than answers. >> caltrans workers continue to scramble to finish the $10 million fix for the broken bolts. massive steel saddles under the bridge. and a decision has been delayed again about when the new bridge will open. some policy changes for
east palo alto police after a meeting with residents over the declaration of a crime emergency in that city. police have made 27 arrests. they say at least 10 of them are known norteno gang members. the chief there ron davis says the emergency declaration has put more officers on the street. but in a community meeting last night several shooting victims were asking why their cases have gone unsolved. >> we pretty much know [ inaudible ] for the most part we do know. if that person is to be charged, someone has to testify. there has to be evidence. there has to be information. and that's why information coming even anonymous makes a difference. >> chief says the department needs more help from the community to gather that evidence in cases but promises to provide better updates now to the families on unsolved murder investigations. police shot and killed a
suspect in east oakland after a car chase. the chase started after police tried to pull over a car yesterday by 90th and police department. police chased it to 77th and bancroft. they say three suspects got out and ran in different directions. about a block away, an officer found one of them, who was armed, and shot him several times killing him. police found a stolen gun at the scene. the two other men were arrested. a package thief is caught on camera in santa clara. he pulled up to a house on his mountain bike and stole a package from the porch. surveillance video shows him stuffing the stolen goods in a duffel bag before riding await a minute call police if you recognize the -- before riding away. call police if you recognize the man. we have been waiting for a heat wave now we're finally going to get one. >> we're going to see temperatures soaring well into the 90s in spots today, maybe not quite as hot but we'll begin to warm things up. out the door we go. we have some sunshine and still just a couple of patches of fog
toward the coastline but that looks good. temperatures down to 46 degrees so cool in the napa valley. 52 in san jose. and 51 degrees in san francisco. as we look toward the afternoon, the temperatures begin heating up today. 81 in morgan hill. 80 in cupertino. about 77 in san jose. mid-80s in some of the warmest spots inland. 84 antioch. plenty of sunshine in san francisco. breezy 66 degrees but about 73 degrees in oakland. much warmer weather is on the way. we'll talk about that coming up. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> reporter: thanks, lawrence. everything looks great right now. we don't have any major hot spots. could get busy though in san francisco later on this afternoon. we have been talking about it all morning of course giants versus as 12:45 delays definitely possible by at&t,
king street also stepping up ferry service. golden gate adding extra ferries out of larkspur. right now bart on time, muni and caltrain. there was an overnight caltrain in san francisco, not impacting service this morning. getting a quick look over at the bay bridge, no metering lights yet. for right now slight delays in the cash lanes building behind the pay gates. once you get past that section, past the incline, traffic looks good all the way into the city. that is your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> we thank you, liz. 5:37. the 12-year-old calaveras county boy accused of killing his 8-year-old sister says he didn't do it. isaiah fowler pled not guilty yesterday to second-degree murder. he told investigators he saw a man running from the house and gave police a description. he is due back in court in july. federal investigators are dealing with another tainted letter case this time the target is new york mayor michael bloomberg. two letters were laced with the
poison ricin. one was addressed to bloomberg and was intercepted at a manhattan mail facility on friday. the other was sent to bloomberg's gun control lobbying group in washington, d.c. sources told cbs news the envelopes had louisiana postmarks. a lawsuit is expected to be filed today against the ncaa saying its penalties against penn state university were too severe. the sanctions were in response to penn state's handling of the jerry sandusky scandal. sandusky is the former us is stant football coach now in jail for child sexual abuse. the plaintiff includes the family of the late head coach joe paterno. illegal immigrants may soon get to drive legally here in the state of california. state assembly passing a bill yesterday that would allow people to use a birth certificate, utility bill or even a lease agreement instead of a social security number. in passed, nearly 2 million illegal immigrants will be eligible to get a license. >> people driving, people need to work, people need go to the
hospitals and everything, everyday life. >> just going to put a lot of people on the street that aren't financially ready to have a license and when i say not financially ready, i'm saying they are not going to have insurance. >> some lawmakers say giving undocumented immigrants driver's licenses will bring insurance rates down for everyone and may make the roads safer. it now goes to the senate. now they can get licenses in washington state, new mexico, illinois and colorado. 5:39. coming up, nasdaq pays up big time for the botched facebook ipo. >> plus amazing video of floodwaters crashing through a college campus. the damage and impact to students. we admire strength.
closedwishing you a warmt to you by sleand colorful spring. dangerous flooding can be. through the front door of ts college building in illinoit rips off the doors, frame a all. gushing water even take a look at floodwaters come crashing through this college building in immigrant. it rips off the door, frame, everything. gushing water even rearranges the furniture inside. nobody was hurt. only a couple of students were on campus for midterms but a lot of cleaning up to do. the flooding affected five classes. water is not your friend when it does that, that's for sure.
>> and is rain expected there in in illinois. >> more rough weather i think across parts of the country today but it looks like not as severe as yesterday. still, out here, we are look at sunshine and we're looking at spectacular weather as we are going to see high pressure building in today and it looks like the warmup will begin. out the door we go, we are going to see plenty of sunshine as we go around the bay area with high pressure building in overhead. and so that will bring these temperatures up warmer as we head in toward the afternoon. a little breezy at the coastline but by tomorrow, starting to get hot inland especially even sunny and warm at the coastline with offshore winds. high pressure building in overhead. that is going to send some of these temperatures soaring above yesterday's high. still breezy in spots at the beaches but as this ridge builds in much warmer weather on the way, and it looks like a spectacular weekend as we'll see the heat. around the bay today we'll see some patchy fog early on along the coastline, no delays expected though at sfo. about 69 degrees as we head in toward the afternoon. around the u.s., still could
see some showers and thunderstorms in the chicago area. about 79 degrees there. otherwise, partly cloudy 93 and humid in new york. 90 in houston and 72 degrees in denver. around the bay today, we'll see those temperatures soaring into the 70s even low 80s into los gatos. 81 in morgan hill. about 80 in cupertino. 62 and sunny in pacifica. east bay temperatures in the mid-80s in the warmest spots and inside the bay, we'll see those numbers in the 60s and the 70s with plenty of sunshine. looks like the next couple of days going to be something else. if you like the heat, we got a mini heat wave coming our way. starting tomorrow, temperatures soaring into the 90s inland, even hotter as we get into saturday, maybe slight cooling along the coast by sunday. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> reporter: thanks, lawrence. and one of our hottest spots right now not quite a hotspot but it's definitely busy westbound 580 out of tracy and continuing through the altamont pass. drive times in the yellow 25 minutes. it looks like once you hit vasco road in the westbound
lanes, then things break up and it looks good out towards pleasanton and 680. westbound highway 4 another very spot of heavy traffic. looks like that roadwork eastbound approaching "a" street is now picked up so all that's gone. just the westbound commute coming off the antioch bridge. past that everything is good. no delay through pittsburg-bay point or concord. so yes, 580 highway 4. those are the bad spots. once you get past those areas through walnut creek, 24 through lafayette all the way towards the caldecott no major issues. mass transit so far still on time. ferry service, i added that special event because there is a giants-as game this afternoon so they will add extra ferry service for that. outside a live look at the commute heading towards 680 and the dublin interchange. getting busy but the heavier traffic is a little farther east closer to the livermore valley and the altamont pass. eastbound 580 by the way looks good. and let's get a check of the bay bridge toll plaza now.
see what's going on. so far, no metering lights. that's why we just see the delays in these outer cash lanes. but again they have been turning the metering lights on before 6:00 the last two days. we'll see what happens. but for right now you can beat the rush getting into san francisco. that's a check of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. most californians seem to be in line with governor jerry brown. a new poll finds voters support saving and paying down the state's debt over spending more on social services. the public policy institute of california found 55% support greater spending limits compared to 39% who want to restore cuts to social services. brown's plan to hold off on spending is at odds with his fellow democrats. the legislature faces a june 15 deadline to pass a spending plan. took futures are up this morning -- stock futures are up this morning with hopes for a sustained economic recovery in the u.s. today the commerce department is expected to release data showing how the economy took off in the 1st quarter and with more on the latest business news, let's
check in with ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com. >> reporter: good morning. on wall street investors' love affair with high dividend stocks is fading in favor of bonds paying higher rates. dow down 106 wednesday, nasdaq down 21. the job market is improving across the country. the labor department says unemployment rates fell in almost all large u.s. cities in april. unemployment rates declined in 344 of the 372 largest metro areas. rates rows in just 17 cities and were -- rates rose in just 17 cities and were unchanged in 11. foreclosure sales hit a five-year low during the first three months of the year. realtytrac says bank-owned home sales were down 16% from october to december. they fell 23% from the first three months of last year. the data suggests new evidence that the u.s. housing market is improving. and, of course, we always like
to see that continued strength in the housing. >> unless we're trying to buy a house. >> i know. >> then you're in trouble. going up. >> how about nasdaq? they got hit big time with a monster fine yesterday. >> reporter: yes. and they are going to be paying $10 million to settle federal civil charges for disrupting facebook's public stock offering last year. computer problems delayed trading in facebook. the securities and exchange commission says the penalty is the largest ever imposed on an exchange. the nasdaq is also paying $62 million to reimburse investment firms that lost money because of the issue. the exchange says new technical safeguards are now in place so that hopefully that won't happen again. but you don't mess with facebook because they will defriend, block and deactivate you. all in one swoop. >> the biggest ipo ever, you know? you can't screw up on that. >> guess not. >> ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. 5:48. a bay area company has struck a
huge deal to bring online courses to public universities. mountain view's for-profit corsair ra is expected to offer its online platforms to state systems including new york, tennessee, colorado and houston. the movement started a year ago as a way for elite schools like harvard to make their courses available online to more people. tesla motors the palo alto- based electric carmaker plans to expand its network of supercharging stations nationwide. details will be announced later today. but tesla's ceo elon musk leaked the story yesterday at the all things d-tech conference. he says the supercharger network will triple its coverage area and allow tesla owners to drive from los angeles to new york using the exclusive stations. there are currently 6 stations in california including one in gilroy. a new parking garage opened this morning at the richmond bart station. the old surface lot on the east side of the station is now
closed. riders using the new garage during weekdays will have to pay $1. the parking structure can hold750 vehicles. it is one. stranger ideas to raise money after the boston marathon bombings. the fragrance that was inspired by firefighters. >> then i opened it up and instantly i saw my name. >> a sign from above? a woman gets a blast from the past inside a used bible. ♪ even superheroes need superheroes, and some superheroes need complete and balanced meals with 23 vitamins and minerals. purina dog chow.
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10 degrees warmer tomorrow. we'll talk about that coming up. >> and it's been a quiet morning so far on the roads if you are heading off towards oakland and the oakland airport, oakland coliseum. no delays past 66 and it moves well all the way towards downtown. we'll have more "timesaver traffic" coming up. smells like boston strong. there's a new cologne that lets you smell like a boston firefighter. believe it or not. it's called first response boston. it has a mix of spices and flowers and just a hint of white rubber and smoke. there you go. the company says it will donate 75% of its sales to the boston first responders fund. call it divine intervention. a woman's childhood essay returns to her 65 years after she wrote it. 75-year-old marian bought a used bible from a store in orange county a few months ago. while going through it she found her own handwritten note. she wrote the essay when she was 10 years old and living in
kentucky. >> i recognized my handwriting. i hollered, i -- i started shaking. i cried. i had good bumps. >> the cancer survivor believes the letter's unexpected return is a sign from god and she is trying to find a previous owner of the bible. so far, she has had no luck. but amazing. >> what are the chances of that happening? >> yeah. >> jumping from state to state. that's really something. this is a big day for a legendary bay area baseball coach. >> yeah. a good guy, too. john perry of the west side as in santa rosa west side little legal will coach his 1000th game this afternoon. he recently threw out the ceremonial first pitch at an oakland as game. there will be a ceremony for him before the game at 4:45 at the wright school in santa rosa and i said, this guy is a good guy, spends all his time actually donates money to buy the gear, lines the feels and has been doing it for decades. >> great. >> nice. well, an emmy emcee job goes to -- >> we need a drum roll for
this. >> funnyman, neil patrick harris. we love him. >> we do. >> star of cbs's how i met your mother will host the awards show for the second time. harris joked he will use the same script at the emmys that he used at the tony awards last year. they will be shown here on kpix 5 on september 22. >> doogie houser has great talent. >> he does. >> he hosted the tonies a number of times. he is hilarious, sings, dances, the whole shabang. next half hour, wrestling was kicked out of the olympics. now it may have a second chance to get back in the 2020 games. >> poisonous letters sent to new york mayor michael bloomberg. how his stance over gun control made him a target. >>arson investigators are expected to be back on the scene of a house fire in san mateo. how a neighbor a quarter mile away was able to tip off firefighters. ,, ,,,,,, look at them kids. [ sigh ]
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald we're live in san mateo where firefighters are still on the scene of an overnight house fire. why the roof stood in the way of fighting the blaze. >> and more growing safety questions about the new bay bridge. how the governor now is taking action to hold caltrans accountable. >> here it comes, a little heat wave rolling into the bay area. we'll tell you how hot it will get in your neighborhood coming up. >> and it's getting busy quickly right now on westbound 580 from the livermore valley out towards the dublin interchange. you latest drive times coming up. >> and good morning, everyone. it's thursday, last day of may, by the way, i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is just about 6:00. we are following some breaking news right now in oakland. crews battling a fire at a warehouse stumbled upon a marijuana grow. the flames broke out on 51st avenue near east 12th street just after 4:00 this morning. crews were able to bring it under control after about 20 minutes. the cause is still under
investigation. our very own anne makovec is on the way and we'll have a live report coming up. developing news now on the peninsula. a house under construction goes up in flames overnight. >> it happened in san mateo. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us live from the scene now with the very latest. cate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. that fire caused some extensive damage to the home right behind me. i want to give you a look right here. as you said this house was under construction the type of material on the roof that was the biggest challenge for firefighters. there are some wooden shingles. it's also covered by metal. the two materials actually created a void making it hard for firefighters to get to. but the good news is, no one was inside the house when it started and there were no injuries. san mateo fire says they got the call around 12:40. a neighbor across the canyon here about a quarter mile away fi